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Please help my sister, says Jo Whiley

Broadcaster JO WHILEY asks readers to support Mencap’s fight to protect the vital sleep-in service for adults with a learning disability

We want to be Oscar winners, too

LEARNING disability charity Mencap has led a call to the TV and film industries to ‘embrace diversity’ and increase the numbers of disabled actors on the screen.

Walkie Talkie skyscraper challenges raises £40K for Mencap work project

MORE than 170 runners climbed all 36 floors of London’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper to help people with a learning disability get into work.

Hundreds of thousands of lonely young people

HUNDREDS of thousands of people with learning disabilities are being left isolated and lonely because of attitudes towards them, according to new figures revealed on BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme.

Time to give a chance to workers with learning disabilities

ONE in four of UK employers feel not all their colleagues would be happy working with somebody with a learning disability.

‘Bad guy’ meets the good guys

FORMER Coronation Street 'bad guy' Frank Foster (aka Andrew Lancel) came face to face with some real cool good guys - and was left almost speechless after hearing their inspirational stories.

Views wanted over mobility and care homes

DISABLED people and their families and carers have just one month to take part in an independent review into how the personal mobility needs of people living in state-funded residential care are met.